Driver Improvement Courses


The National Safety Council's Defensive Driving courses are state approved driver improvement programs for the states of New Hampshire and Maine. These courses are also recognized by many insurance companies for discounts; check with your provider! 


NSC Defensive Driving Courses teach drivers how to recognize and react to immediate and potential hazardous driving situations and conditions. Our instructor-led, classroom courses provide collision prevention strategies and defensive driving techniques that focus on behavior, judgement, decision making and consequences.

Important Notes:


Due to the continued health and safety concerns with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all in-person NSCNNE classes are postponed until further notice. The State of NH has temporarily approved virtual classroom, webinar-style training for Driver Improvement classes.  If you have already registered for a class, please contact our office and we will be happy to transfer your existing registration and previous payment to a new class date. 

If you have questions, please contact our office at or (603) 228-1401

  • Plan on arriving early. All participants MUST be on time for the start of the class and return promptly from breaks in order to receive credit for the course.

  • Attendees from New Hampshire and Maine qualify to receive 3 points reduction after completing the classroom course (Vermont does not have a point reduction program). Demerit Points are not actually removed from the driving record, but credited towards loss of license. Points are removed by the state after 3 years.

  • Usage of cell phones and other electronic devices during class is strictly prohibited.

  • Certificates are mailed to attendees within 3-5 business days upon successful completion of the course. The student is responsible for submitting the completion certificate to the state for point reduction credit.

  • Pre-registration and payment for classes is encouraged. Classes do fill up and seat availability will go first to those who have pre-registered and then on a first come first serve basis to walk-ins. Payment must accompany registration.

  • You may pre-register on-line by clicking one of the class dates below or you may pre-register by phone at (603) 228-1401. We accept major credit cards, debit cards, cash or money order. Personal checks are not accepted.

Driver Improvement Course Price: $50

Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving

(Driver Improvement Course)

(This 6 hour National Safety Council course is approved by the State of NH for Driver Improvement, Driver Attitude, and Habitual Offender requirements) 

This highly interactive course engages students in relearning road rules. Exercises explain the connection between choices and consequences, and help the student develop a plan to change their driving choices and behaviors.

All in-person Driver Improvement Classes have been cancelled at this time due to concerns regarding COVID-19. The State of NH has temporarily approved virtual classroom, webinar-style training for Driver Improvement classes. If you have already registered for a class, please contact our office and we will be happy to transfer your existing registration and previous payment to a new class date. If you have questions, please contact our office at or (603) 228-1401


For virtual classes a student workbook will be mailed to the address you provide when you register. Please be sure to submit your correct mailing address. A ZOOM login link will be e-mailed to you a few days prior to the class date. Your certificate of completion will be mailed to you after you have completed the course. Students are responsible for submitting the certificate to the agency they are working with (the DMV, a court, etc.)


PLEASE NOTE:  A webcam is mandatory for this class as your visual presence is required. Cell phones are not recommended for use in attending this class. Cell phone Audio / Video is unreliable and calls are regularly dropped.

If you have any questions, please contact our office:


  • Next in-person class T.B.D

Defensive Driving Course (DDC)

(Driver Improvement Course)


(This 6 hour National Safety Council course is approved by State of NH for Driver Improvement only. This course does not meet requirements for Driver Attitude or Habitual Offender courses)

If required to take a NH state-approved Driver Improvement course, please attend the Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving Course to meet the requirement.

Vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death for people between the ages of 16 and 24. The National Safety Council, a leader in driver improvement training for more than 40 years, developed DDC-Alive at 25 to specifically target drivers in this age group. The Alive at 25 Program is approved by the state of Maine for suspended license reinstatement.


PLEASE NOTE:  All in-person Alive at 25 classes have been suspended during the Coronavirus pandemic. The state of Maine has recently approved LIVE  Virtual classroom sessions which will be conducted over ZOOM.

Buker Community Center - 22 Armory Street, Augusta, Maine

  • Next class- TBD

The state of Maine will also accept this online course for point reduction.

**NOTE: This online course does NOT meet New Hampshire state requirements for point reduction.

6/8 Hour Driver Improvement Course - Maine

Watch a Video Segment from one of our Defensive Driving Courses


Pre-registration and payment for Driver Improvement classes is encouraged as classes do fill up. The NSCNNE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule classes due to insufficient enrollments. In the event of inclement weather, the NSCNNE will notify all pre-registered students via e-mail of the class cancellation. Cancellations will also be posted on this Driver Improvement page of our website. If a class is cancelled, each pre-registered student will need to notify NSCNNE as to which alternative upcoming class you would like to attend and your registration and payment will be transferred to that class.

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NSCNNE- Regional Office
NSCNNE- Maine Mailing Address

2 Whitney Road, #11

Concord, NH 03301

Phone: (603) 228-1401

(800) 834-6472

405 Western Avenue, #317

South Portland, ME 04106

Phone: (207) 854-8441

(888) 396-2047